ISW News Roundup - November 13, 2008

A member of the Sons of Iraq waits in line to receive his paycheck during an Iraqi government-sponsored payday at Joint Security Station Alawad in the city of Tarmiyah, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2008. Photo by Kevin S. Farmer.



New York Times - Iraqi Soldier Reportedly Kills 2 G.I.s, by Sam Dagher

LA Times - In Iraq, a sudden spurt of violence, by Raheem Salman, Usama Redha, and Tina Susman

Associated Press - Iraq: UN envoy condemns killing of Christian women, by Sinan Salaheddin

Reuters - FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq, Nov 13

Reuters - Kurd-Arab tensions may threaten Iraq calm, by Missy Ryan

Long War Journal -Iraqi, US forces strike al Qaeda's network in the North, by Bill Roggio

Agence France Presse - Six killed in attacks across Iraq


Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

Khaleei Times - Iraq to vote on US military pact this weekend: minister, from AFP



Wall Street Journal - Suicide Bomber Hits U.S. Convoy in Afghanistan, from AP

LA Times Blog - Afghanistan: A war fanned by ideology and economics, by Tony Perry

Associated Press - General: tribes might help with Afghan security, by Pauline Jelinek

Washington Post - 3,300 More U.S. Troops Sought to Train Afghans, by Ann Scott Tyson

VOA News - Pentagon: Afghan Army Growing at Record Pace, by Meredith Buel

VOA News -Experts Say Afghanistan Needs Regional Solution, by Ravi Khanna

Jerusalem Post - 21 killed in attack on US convoy in Afghanistan, from AP



Washington Times - Headlines from the Arab Press


Wall Street Journal -Iranian Diplomat Kidnapped in Northwestern Pakistan, from AP

Saudi Arabia

BBC - Peres lauds Saudi King peace plan


Associated Press - Syria blames Israeli bombs for uranium traces, by Albert Aji

Reuters - Syria to host Iraq security meeting despite U.S. raid, by Khaled Yacoub Oweis


Associated Press - Iran tests missile - Israel in easy reach, by Ali Akbar Dareini

Washington Post - Facing Obama, Iran Suddenly Hedges on Talks, by Thomas Erdbrink

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